What is the indoor masking policy for public speakers?

Masking is required while inside University buildings and classrooms, regardless of vaccination status, by all individuals, including guests and speakers. For large events and press conferences, however, if the speaker is on a stage, at a podium or otherwise physically distanced from the audience, the speaker may remove their mask while delivering their remarks; however, the speaker must mask to and from the stage, podium or microphone. Groups of two or more speakers may follow the same protocols as individual speakers as long as they are positioned at least six feet apart from each other. If the event takes place outdoors, speakers may be unmasked, as masking outdoors is not required at this time.